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Old 09-09-2018, 03:47 PM
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was also exploring doing this, where would you guys go to have it done? a body shop maybe?
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I did those on both of our w211's easy as hell and best mod
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I did those on both of our w211's easy as hell and best mod
Are all the 211's the same? Will the headlight lens covers in the links I listed work even though the E55 isn't listed?
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Are all the 211's the same? Will the headlight lens covers in the links I listed work even though the E55 isn't listed?

Yes headlight lens from 03-09 are the same its just some are halogen and some factory xenon(which has nothing to with the replacement lens) ..the cars I did was an 03 e55 and a 09 e350 and was the same lens and procedure...

The links you posted look to be the correct ones but I would message the seller to confirm it fits the 03-06 e55


Btw trickiest part was separating the old lens other then that was pretty easy ..

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These venders say they will not fit an E55???? Anybody have the vendor they used for their light lenses?
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Why are you swapping lenses? Are they damaged or just really hazy?
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These venders say they will not fit an E55???? Anybody have the vendor they used for their light lenses?
All the same headlight lenses. They'll work for sure.

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Why are you swapping lenses? Are they damaged or just really hazy?
Slight haze...

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Here are the lens I bought from ebay .. two different times from different sellers...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Car-Head...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Car-Headl...IAAOSwskha0EuQ
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Here are the lens I bought from ebay .. two different times from different sellers...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-Car-Head...72.m2749.l2649

https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Car-Headl...IAAOSwskha0EuQ
I ordered these right before you posted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/29219451835...&s=ci&mail=sys

I think they will work. Thanks for your feedback and help.

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I ordered these right before you posted.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/29219451835...&s=ci&mail=sys

I think they will work. Thanks for your feedback and help.

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They will work but why did you order from Hong Kong thats gonna take years to arrive lol
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Slight haze...
Why not just sand and polish the lenses then? It's not hard and doesn't take too long (much easier than swapping lenses). Then get something like the Lamin-X film to help protect them from UV, which is what ****s them up.

I did the ones on my wagon by hand and they came out looking damn nice after a couple hours of work.


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Originally Posted by Strigoi View Post
Why not just sand and polish the lenses then? It's not hard and doesn't take too long (much easier than swapping lenses). Then get something like the Lamin-X film to help protect them from UV, which is what ****s them up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhzrNrGQ41M
Strigoi I tried this method on numerous w211's but they just dont look good , over time they get fogged up again and inside of the lens gets hazed up to especially how old are w211's are its just best to replace the lens in my opinion but yes this method is worth a try...
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They will work but why did you order from Hong Kong thats gonna take years to arrive lol
About two to three weeks. Not so bad...

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Originally Posted by Strigoi View Post
Why not just sand and polish the lenses then? It's not hard and doesn't take too long (much easier than swapping lenses). Then get something like the Lamin-X film to help protect them from UV, which is what ****s them up.

I did the ones on my wagon by hand and they came out looking damn nice after a couple hours of work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhzrNrGQ41M
I'd rather just replace them. I'm going to order an after market heat ex-changer/split cooling set up and an 010 pump so I'll just do it all at once.

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About two to three weeks. Not so bad...

I've received stuff more quickly from China than I have from the East Coast (I'm on the West Coast).

I've bought a bunch of Lepin kits (bootleg Lego) from Ali Express and they usually have free shipping. That free shipping is some DHL next day ****. Sure, it may take the seller a week to get it out but it gets here quick once they get it out.

One example below. 24 hours from Singapore to being delivered:
  • 2018.05.17 14:50 (GMT-7): Delivered - Signed for by
  • 2018.05.17 14:39 (GMT-7): With delivery courier
  • 2018.05.17 09:07 (GMT-7): Arrived at Delivery Facility in SAN FRANCISCO GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 06:49 (GMT-7): Departed Facility in SAN FRANCISCO GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 06:38 (GMT-7): Transferred through SAN FRANCISCO GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 06:05 (GMT-7): Arrived at Sort Facility SAN FRANCISCO GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 05:01 (GMT-7): Departed Facility in LOS ANGELES GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 03:53 (GMT-7): Processed at LOS ANGELES GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 03:52 (GMT-7): Departed Facility in HONG KONG-HKG
  • 2018.05.17 03:44 (GMT-7): Clearance processing complete at HONG KONG-HKG
  • 2018.05.17 03:44 (GMT-7): Processed at HONG KONG-HKG
  • 2018.05.17 03:08 (GMT-7): Clearance processing complete at LOS ANGELES GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 02:46 (GMT-7): Shipment on hold
  • 2018.05.17 02:36 (GMT-7): Arrived at Sort Facility LOS ANGELES GATEWAY,CA-USA
  • 2018.05.17 02:21 (GMT-7): Arrived at Sort Facility HONG KONG-HKG
  • 2018.05.16 23:41 (GMT-7): Customs status updated
  • 2018.05.16 19:56 (GMT-7): Departed Facility in SINGAPORE-SGP
  • 2018.05.16 19:39 (GMT-7): Processed at SINGAPORE-SGP
  • 2018.05.16 16:09 (GMT-7): Customs status updated
  • 2018.05.16 14:14 (GMT-7): Shipment picked up
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WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....I could get w219 lenses
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WISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! .....I could get w219 lenses
Lol that be a dream come true , I havnt seen any
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I did those on both of our w211's easy as hell and best mod
ever get any condensation in them since swapping?
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ever get any condensation in them since swapping?

Nope nothing yet I used gasket maker , you have to make sure you have to seal it good ...i did it twice inside and out
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I've just done this, and my tips:

1) don't bother with heat gun. It will eventually work, but it's messy. Half the glue comes off on the lens, it's stringy and you're more at risk of getting glue on the chrome insert. Put it in the oven at 270F for 7 minutes ish. Lens lifts out perfectly, all the glue stays in the headlight housing groove, and doesn't stick to the lens. Meaning, you genuinely do not need to worry about putting new butyl rubber sealant/glue this way. I did one lens with heat fun (****ing mess, and needed to use new butyl rubber sealant), and the other in the oven and it was so much easier, could easily re-use old sealant.
2) Remove your blinker bulb, the orange film cracks and will fail and throw a fault, fixed with a new bulb.
3) I used LaminX and really disliked the initial results, as it dulls it and makes the appearance looks slightly blurry. Looks so much sharper without. I did the smaller lenses with LaminX, and just coated larger lenses in UV sealant. After couple of days, the LaminX lenses cleared up noticeably. It's the LaminX stuff is about 90-95% clarity compared to raw plastic lens. But you only notice at about 5-6 ft.
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